Engage in Professional Growth and Leadership

Teachers understand local and global societal issues and responsibilities in an evolving digital culture and exhibit legal and ethical behavior in their professional practices.
a. advocate, model, and teach safe, legal, and ethical use of digital information and technology, including respect for copyright, intellectual property, and the appropriate documentation of sources.
b. address the diverse needs of all learners by using learner-centered strategies providing equitable access to appropriate digital tools and resources.
c. promote and model digital etiquette and responsible social interactions related to the use of technology and information.
d. develop and model cultural understanding and global awareness by engaging with colleagues and students of other cultures using digital-age communication and collaboration tools.

It's very important to me to continue to learn and grow so that I can supply and service my teachers and students with up-to-date material and resources. Attending workshops and conferences, participating in online learning communities, maintining membership in various organizations, and presenting my learning and ideas to other professionals are all ways in which I learn and grow.


Pennsylvania School Library Association
Bucks County School Library Association
Google Certified Teacher Group
Pennsylvania Keystone Technology Integrators
DEN Star (Discovery Education Network)
Arcadia School Library Executive Committee

Google Teacher Academy

I was fortunate to have been accepted into the Google Teacher Academy in December, 2009. My video entry can be viewed below.


Presentations and Workshops

I've delivered the following presentations and workshops about technology in the classroom:

Digital Tools in the School Library - presented at Bucks County Intermediate Unit, Pennsylvania School Library Association (PSLA) Conference and will be presented at the ISTE Poster Session in June, 2011.
Google in the Library - presented at PSLA (here is a blog post from Joyce Valenza about my sessions)
Google Summer Tech Academy - presented to district faculty
PSLA Smackdown - Teacher-librarian practitioners sharing ideas relating to effective practice in use of 2.0 tools to deliver the mission envisioned in our new standards document, a mission that resonates well with ISTE's NETS*S.


Twitter is a social networking tool I use to share and collaborate with my colleagues in the library and technology fields.

My daily newspaper of my Twitter feeds:

ISTE Web 2.0

I was recently quoted about the use of RSS feeds in the ISTE book, Web 2.0: How-to for Educators by Gwen Solomon and Lynn Schrum, ISTE, 2010.

Web 2.0: A How-to for Educators -